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Title (Primary) Laccases: toward disentangling their diversity and functions in relation to soil organic matter cycling
Author Theuerl, S.; Buscot, F.;
Journal Biology and Fertility of Soils
Year 2010
Department BOOEK;
Volume 46
Issue 3
Language englisch;
Keywords Decomposition of organic matter; Laccases; Soil microorganisms; Spatio-temporal diversity and expression pattern; Changing environment; Molecular biological techniques
Abstract Degradation of the recalcitrant polyphenolic plant residue lignin is a bottleneck of element turnover in terrestrial ecosystems. Consequently, there is a great interest to understand underlying mechanisms and dynamics, considering the possible ecological roles of soils as sinks or sources of carbon dioxide. The present review provides a critical, holistic view of the ecological importance of the degradation of recalcitrant residues attributed to laccase-producing soil microbes and laccase activity under different environmental conditions. We synthesize and discuss the results of previous classical ecological, enzymatic, and molecular-ecological studies to point out discrepancies between gene detection, enzyme activity, and substrate degradability. We single out major hindrances to current research and outline a progression toward a better understanding of laccase activity by fungi in soil ecosystems.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=10579
Theuerl, S., Buscot, F. (2010):
Laccases: toward disentangling their diversity and functions in relation to soil organic matter cycling
Biol. Fert. Soils 46 (3), 215 - 225